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My address bar's disappeared!


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milanmagan

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I booted up this morning and it told me that there had been an error in my registry, but it was now fixed.

Then I clicked on Internet Explorer and at the top the address bar was gone (right clicking and selecting it doesn't get it back)...

Can somebody help? Should I post a hijack this log?

Thanks
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katkat92

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I'd run a repair on IE, should fix you right up.
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How do I do that? :tazz:
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Sorry :tazz:

Depending on your system, you can go into add/remove programs and select Internet Explorer and click remove. You should get a prompt asking if you want to repair or delete it. Select repair. If there is no prompt, you can delete the current version of IE that's listed, then go to windows update and reinstall.

XP is different, do you have XP?
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milanmagan

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Yeah I have XP
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(thanks for your help!)
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To repair IE in XP try these:

Method 1

From the Start menu, select Run.
In the Open field, type sfc /scannow
Select the OK button.
Follow the prompts throughout the System File Checker process.
Reboot the computer when complete.

Method 2

From the Start menu, select Search, select All Files and Folders.
Select More Advanced Options and place a checkmark beside Search Hidden Files and Folders option.
Ensure that Search System Folders and Search Subfolders are also checked.
In the All or Part of the File Name box, type ie.inf
In the Look In drop-down menu, select C: or the letter of the hard drive that contains the Windows folder.
Click the Search button.
In the search results pane, find the ie.inf file located in Windows\Inf folder.
Right click the ie.inf file and click Install on the context menu.
Reboot the computer when complete.
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I am prompted to put the Windows XP disk into the computer for both of these options... something which I don't have. I don't know why - I bought this computer new, but it didn't come with the XP disk.

Is there something else I can do to restore Explorer? Or is this it? :tazz:

I've already downloaded firefox, and it's okay, but it freezes sometimes. (ALSO, that morning when I woke up to find my address bar had disappeared, My Computer on the desktop had been renamed "folder"... a problem? Something bigger going on?)

Thanks katkat92, I appreciate your help..,

Milan
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